Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad. Renewed!

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by Advent7 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:10 pm

Ad7 wrote:Because it's totally out of context. Saul was good in the series because of the situation he was in, being this dodgy and crap lawyer who ended up caught in the middle of this huge drug thing. It was comic relief in the middle of horrible situations.

How is that character going to carry a show with none of that?


Well look at me being utterly and hopelessly wrong :fp:

Loved the second episode, with the desert scene being tense as strawberry float :dread:

This is like breaking bad DLC, a big fat shivering isles expansion pack :datass:

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:25 pm

Very enjoyable 2nd episode, hopefully it keeps it up.

Not quite getting the we know what happens complaint. We know the main character won't die in 99% of shows but that doesn't stop people enjoying the stories of Tony Soprano, Mulder & Scully, House etc etc. We know very little of Sauls past, he could be a millionaire by the end of this season but lose all his money when it blows off a cliff.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by Grumpy David » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:11 am

Another great episode.

I think 2 seasons sounds about right for the spin off prequel.

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by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:15 pm

After a day's reflection I've come to the conclusion that Better Call Saul is fantastic, and so much better than I feared (so far). Really glad they've gone with the episodic descent into darkness, a la Breaking Bad, rather than non-continuous comedy episodes with Saul meeting weird and wonderful characters.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by Mr Yoshi » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:42 am

I really, really liked the first two episodes. It really is like having Breaking Bad back and doesn't suffer from being a second dip into the same universe.

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by O Raxmas Tree » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:03 am

Im very impressed by the first two episodes. I genuinely thought it wouldnt be up to much but it manages to strike a (slightly) lighter tone to BB while sharing a lot of its characteristics.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by Mr Yoshi » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:34 am

I was never even a big fan of Saul but have to admit to really liking him in the first two episodes. He's so painfully pathetic I can't help but root for him.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by Dual » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am

I've watched the first episode. Is this still set in Albuquerque?

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:19 pm

Can't find the second episode on the high seas without strawberry floating subtitles. It has been three days, it should be out there!

The subtitle community has better shipmates than the hearing community. :x

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by RogueLeader » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:37 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Can't find the second episode on the high seas without strawberry floating subtitles. It has been three days, it should be out there!

The subtitle community has better shipmates than the hearing community. :x


Just a thought - doesn't the second episode open with subtitles? Have you checked the rest of the episode?

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by O Raxmas Tree » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:38 pm

RogueLeader wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Can't find the second episode on the high seas without strawberry floating subtitles. It has been three days, it should be out there!

The subtitle community has better shipmates than the hearing community. :x


Just a thought - doesn't the second episode open with subtitles? Have you checked the rest of the episode?

Yeah the opening scene is 2 people speaking Spanish, jump to about 5 mins in to see if its good.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, 2nd episode out now!!!!
by wensleydale » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:43 am

Dual wrote:I've watched the first episode. Is this still set in Albuquerque?



Yes, infact isn't the nail salon where his office is based the same one he tried to get Jesse to launder his money into?

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by Shadow » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:43 am

I always remember in S1, where Jesse says "You don't need a Criminal Lawyer, you need a Criminal Lawyer."

It then cuts to Saul.

Do you think that meant Jesse and Saul had met before?

EDIT: This bit:


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by Dick Thornburg » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:52 am

I'm really not fussed about seeing Jesse or Walt in this.

I think it's far more likely we'll see Badger or Skinny Pete show up.

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PostBetter Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by mrspax » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:00 pm

wensleydale wrote:
Dual wrote:I've watched the first episode. Is this still set in Albuquerque?



Yes, infact isn't the nail salon where his office is based the same one he tried to get Jesse to launder his money into?


I believe so.

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by PaperMacheMario » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:08 pm

Didn't think this would be much cop when I heard they were making it, but I was still interested in giving it a watch. Was pleasantly surprised when the reviews came out, and now, after watching the first 2 episodes, it's certainly exceeded my expectations. Saul's so pitiful that you can't help but like him.

Vaas outta nowhere too, that was a cool surprise. Really looking forward to next week's.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by chalkitdown » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:51 pm

Watched the first two episodes last night and was thoroughly impressed. It feels like more Breaking Bad.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:04 am

I caught up with this last night and loved it. I wasn't expecting to see anything post-BB or to see any familiar characters. Was great to see Tuco again. :wub:

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by Dual » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:34 am

Even though Saul was obviously going to survive the encounter I thought they did a good job of creating suspense. I did wince at the scene in the desert.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad, Mondays in US/Tuesday on Netflix UK
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:42 am

I don't understand the idea that tension is sacrificed because we know that Saul lives. We know that in 99% of movies and TV shows the main character will survive (at least until the end of the last episode of the show!).

I thought that the two kids that Saul was using for the scam were strawberry floating idiots and got away lightly with only having their legs broken. Jumping on the wrong car? :fp: Taking the piss out of Tuco's grandmother? :fp: Trying to grass Saul up when Tuco was about to let them go? :fp:

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